A commemorative coin is a coin that is made to honor or celebrate a person, an event, an institution or a place. Commemorative coins are legal tender, but are not put into circulation.
A Ronald Reagan commemorative coin refers to any one of several coins featuring the likeness or image of President Reagan. There are several available for sale from various dealers and resale websites.
A person who collects coins is known as a numismatist. Practitioners of coin collecting, or numismatics, may collect ancient and historical coins or modern commemorative coins. Numismatics gained popularity in the United...
Some rare U.S. coins a person might find in his coin jar include the 1995 double die penny, the 1943 steel penny and the "In God We Rust" 2005 Kansas state quarter. Other rare coins include the Ben Franklin half dollar a...
According to the Royal Mint, the British 2-pence coin is currently made from copper-plated steel. When it was originally introduced in 1971, the composition was 97 percent copper, 2.5 percent zinc and 0.5 percent tin.
All Singapore coins in the Third Series have a layer of copper, though the copper layer does not show on any coin. This series was first issued in 2013.
A 1959 nickel is a coin minted in that year with a face value of five cents. Known as a Jefferson nickel, it features former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson in portrait on the obverse side; his home of Monticello is depi...